Course Title: Read and write simple personal letters and formatted texts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2180

Course Title: Read and write simple personal letters and formatted texts

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Term1 2012

Course Contact: Bloss Robertson, Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488 + 61399259494

Course Contact Email:,

Course Description

This unit of competency describes reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language background other than English. The focus of this unit is on reading and writing skills in English for simple personal letters or emails and understanding and completing formatted texts directly related to everyday social and transactional needs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU499 Read and write simple personal letters and formatted texts


Element 1  Read simple personal letters or email messages

Element 2  Write simple personal letters or email messages

Element 3  Read a range of everyday formatted texts

Element 4  Complete formatted texts for a range of purposes

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

  • Performance criteria of all four elements
  • The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2  and Writing 2


the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence at Level 2. 

Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. You must demonstrate an understanding of all the elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by reading and writing simple letters, email messages, everyday formatted texts ( e.g maps, forms), and mid-semester interviews.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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